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President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 No Cash Bid Program Results

By at April 15, 2014 | 12:16 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Announces 2013 No Cash Bid Program Results

Thirty-eight taxing districts across Cook County were approved for 420 No Cash Bid purchases as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. Many of those taxing districts began collecting their Certificates of Purchase last week. This marks a 78% increase in the number of approvals over 2011 (the last program more...

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Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

By at July 25, 2012 | 8:13 am | 0 Comment

Cook County Board of Commissioners Confirms Dr. Stephen J. Cina as New Medical Examiner

On July 24, 2012, the Cook County Board of Commissioners confirmed the appointment of Dr. Cina as Cook County Medical Examiner. Dr. Cina brings to the county two decades of experience in the field of forensic pathology, as well as outstanding credentials and executive experience. He is currently the associate medical director and chief administrative officer of the more...

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Statement By President Preckwinkle On Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Welcoming City Ordinance

By at July 10, 2012 | 2:35 pm | 2 Comments

Statement By President Preckwinkle On Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Proposed Welcoming City Ordinance

I support Mayor Emanuel’s proposed Welcoming City Ordinance, which furthers our community’s decision to be a fair and equal county for immigrants, and underscores the message that we will not target the undocumented who are here to work hard and obey our laws. The mayor’s ordinance, along with Cook County laws, ensures that police officers will be able to focus more...

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Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

By at June 21, 2012 | 11:59 am | 3 Comments

Preckwinkle Lays Out Vision For Cook County Land Bank

[caption id="attachment_7411" align="alignnone" width="400" caption="Toni Preckwinkle discusses vacant property strategies in a panel discussion moderated by NPR's Bob Edwards"][/caption] Speaking at a national conference on vacant property and land use, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today announced her vision for a Cook County Land Bank, an entity more...

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Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

By at June 6, 2012 | 10:37 am | 6 Comments

Second-Installment Property Tax Bills to be Mailed on Time for the First Time in Three Decades

Cook County elected officials announced Wednesday that 1.8 million second-installment property tax bills are expected to be mailed on time this year for the first time since 1978 – a move that will save municipalities and school districts millions of dollars. Staff from county agencies met months ago to develop an accelerated schedule to restore timeliness and more...

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Cook County Tax Incentives Help 126-Year Old Company Create 40 Jobs

By at May 10, 2012 | 2:28 pm | 0 Comment

Cook County Tax Incentives Help 126-Year Old Company Create 40 Jobs

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle today visited Gonnella Baking Company’s newly expanded facility made possible by a Class 6B tax credit that kept the company from moving outside of Cook County, which it has called home for more than a century. Founded in the City of Chicago in 1886, Gonnella Baking Company has been a leading manufacturer of bread in the more...

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Statement from President Preckwinkle on the 2011 Cook County Pension Fund Actuary Report

By at May 3, 2012 | 3:33 pm | 0 Comment

Statement from President Preckwinkle on the 2011 Cook County Pension Fund Actuary Report

“The Cook County Pension fund released figures today showing that the funded ratios for Cook County and the Forest Preserve District as of December 31, 2011 are 57.5% and 61.6%, respectively.  In 2010, the funding levels were 60.7% and 65.2%, respectively. “The downward trend of our funding ratios resulting from a recurring structural deficit is a reminder of the more...

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President Preckwinkle Unveils 2012 Cook County Highway Plan

By at May 3, 2012 | 12:49 pm | 0 Comment

President Preckwinkle Unveils 2012 Cook County Highway Plan

President Toni Preckwinkle unveiled the 2012 Cook County Highway Plan today, offering motorists a roadmap for construction season and all-new online information about ongoing projects. The 2012 Cook County Highway Plan will improve 70 miles of roads in more than 30 suburban municipalities at a cost of $65 million dollars.  The 27 county roadway projects scheduled for more...

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Task Force Recommends Eventual Elimination of Unincorporated Cook

By at April 30, 2012 | 11:24 am | 6 Comments

Task Force Recommends Eventual Elimination of Unincorporated Cook

The Cook County Unincorporated Task Force has completed its initial findings, and recommends that all unincorporated areas of the county be eventually annexed into existing municipalities, President Toni Preckwinkle announced today. President Preckwinkle directed the formation of the Task Force on November 4, 2011 fulfilling a goal promised in her Transition more...

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Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

By at April 4, 2012 | 2:10 pm | 0 Comment

Certificates of Purchase Awarded Through No Cash Bid

Thirteen municipalities across Cook County received 193 certificates of purchase from the 2011 Scavenger Sale as part of the county’s No Cash Bid Program, President Preckwinkle announced today. The No Cash Bid program is one of the county’s economic development tools designed to help municipalities and other taxing bodies acquire tax delinquent property for reuse more...

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